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New Orleans Pelicans agree to deal with Jarrett Jack

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to terms on a one-year, veteran-minimum contract with guard Jarrett Jack, according to multiple reports.The Athletic first reported the news.Jack, who turns 35 next month, has played 13 years in the NBA, including...

Steve Mills says perception of New York Knicks on the rise among NBA players

New York Knicks team president Steve Mills believes the perception of the club among NBA players has changed recently."In our circles that we travel and the people that we talk to, we know that there is a change in...

Fantasy basketball – Fantasy hoops mock draft

You know the age-old adage that practice makes perfect. That holds true in fantasy basketball, as those who take the time to participate in mock drafts are less prone to making mistakes when it counts. Before your real drafts...

NBArank 2018-19 – 100-51 best players this season

For the eighth season in a row, ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA.Who will be the best player this season? To get the final prediction, we asked our expert panel to vote on pairs of players.NBArank...

Dwyane Wade will return to Miami Heat for 16th NBA season

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade looked into the camera, stood alone in the middle of a darkened room and talked for 10 minutes. He struggled with his words at times, unable to control his emotions. He wept.And finally, he made...

Two American basketball players stabbed in Romania; one seriously hurt

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Two U.S. basketball players have been stabbed in a club in eastern Romania and one is in serious condition, authorities said Sunday.Police said Darrell Bowie, 24, and Joseph McClain, 25, who play for local club ACS...

Jimmy Butler, Tom Thibodeau meeting expected to set tone for 2018-19 Minnesota Timberwolves season

1:00 AM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN A meeting set between Minnesota Timberwolves four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and president of basketball operations/coach Tom Thibodeau is expected to set the tone for Butler's final season under contract -- and his impending free agency...

In farewell address, Manu Ginobili details mindset in making retirement call

SAN ANTONIO -- In pondering retirement from the NBA, Manu Ginobili consulted with family and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, but perhaps 8-year-old son Nico uttered the most compelling case for a return for a 17th season.Ginobili recalled asking his...

U.S. men’s basketball dominates Uruguay in FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifying game

LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. is another step closer to qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.Frank Mason III scored 16 points, and the U.S. beat Uruguay 114-57 on Friday night in the Americans' first game of the second...

LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers lands deal with NBC for ‘Hoops’ drama

LeBron James' production company has landed another deal with NBC for a TV show called "Hoops" about a female coach of a men's college basketball team.The deal, reported by Deadline and Variety, includes "a script commitment plus penalty" for...

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